As Twitchy told you earlier tonight, news broke on Twitter of a possible hijacked plane, #ET702, that landed in Geneva, Switzerland. Aviation journalists and social media users on Twitter say that air traffic controllers have announced the airport and/or airspace is “closed.” The reported move has left at least one other plane in a high-altitude/holding pattern above France.
According to this screenshot, another flight originating from Abu Dhabi has been diverted.
Twitchy will continue to monitor and update.
Update: Here’s a statement from Ethiopian Airlines, which says Flight 702 was “forced to proceed” to Geneva.
Hmm. Ethiopian Airlines has apparently deleted its press release. But Twitter, and Twitchy, are forever.
And the press release is back online.